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Repatriation decision lies with Myanmar: Haas

Haas said the US will continue to be the largest donor for the humanitarian assistance of the Rohingya

The Daily Star 21 Feb 2024 12:56 am

Commerce ministry to share commodity prices on website daily

The commerce ministry will only fix price of a commodity if it seems too high

The Daily Star 21 Feb 2024 12:34 am

Bumrah, injured Rahul out of fourth England Test

Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has been rested from the fourth Test against England and batsman KL Rahul ruled out due to injury, the country's cricket board said Tuesday.

The Daily Star 21 Feb 2024 12:09 am

Bangladesh, Ghana talk on contract farming

Bangladesh and Ghana today discussed various aspects of contract farming by Bangladeshi entrepreneurs in the African nation to create employment opportunities as well as ensure food security

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 11:57 pm

Murray snaps six-match losing run in Doha opener

Former world number one Andy Murray ended a six-match losing run to topple qualifier Alexandre Muller 6-1, 7-6 (7/5) at the Qatar Open on Tuesday.

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 11:48 pm

President, PM pay homage to Language Movement heroes

President Md Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the historic Language Movement on the occasion of Amar Ekushey and International Mother Language Day

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 11:45 pm

BFIU Annual Report: Suspicious transaction, activity reports up 65pc

There were 14,106 reports of suspicious financial activities and transactions in the 2022-23 fiscal year, a 65 percent rise from the previous year, according to Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit.

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 11:30 pm

Three new apps to enhance digital experience in Bangla

The government has developed three AI-based software promoting the Bengali language in the digital space, enabling users to convert Bengali text to speech and speech to text and extract text from images.

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 11:30 pm

International Mother Language Day: Languages we may lose soon

Mang Pru Marma, 78, from Kranchipara of Bandarbans Alikadam upazila, is among the last seven speakers, all of whom are elderly, of Rengmitcha language.

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 11:30 pm

Conflict in Myanmar: Lull across border, calm in Teknaf

People of Shahporir Dwip in Teknaf yesterday passed a day without any sound of explosion from the other side of the border where Myanmar government troops and rebel Arakan Army have been locked in fierce fighting since earlier this month.

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 11:30 pm

Extortion, clique jacking up prices of eggs, chicken

The Bangladesh Poultry Association has blamed extortion on roads and syndicates for the recent price hike of eggs and chicken.

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 11:30 pm

Civic activist Shamim gets bail, sued under CSA

Civic activist and owner of a graphic design studio, Shamim Ashraf, arrested allegedly for designing posters against the city corporation and its mayor, was granted bail yesterday.

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 11:30 pm

Businesses demand world-class logistics policy

Businesses in Bangladesh yesterday demanded the government ensure world-class logistics services to address different challenges in this regard as the maiden national logistics policy will be framed soon.

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 11:30 pm

Japans Role in Healing the Aral Sea and Engaging Central Asia

Tokyo is a quiet but important partner to Central Asia, with notable engagement on projects related to the Aral Sea.

The Diplomat 20 Feb 2024 11:21 pm

Unite against tobacco, vaping: Saima Wazed

In a decisive call to nations within its South-East Asia Region, the World Health Organisation is emphasizing the urgent need to escalate actions against the consumption of tobacco and the growing trend of e-cigarette use

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 10:18 pm

Russell blitz decisive in Comilla's win over Rangpur

Comilla Victorians all-rounder Andre Russell played a decisive role with the bat as he powered his side over the line with a 12-ball 43 against table-toppers Rangpur Riders in the Bangladesh Premier League in Chattogram on Tuesday.

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 9:52 pm

Flights wont be diverted to foreign airports

Ctg, Sylhet airports to operate 24/7 in winter

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 9:51 pm

Govt to distribute Tk 2.03cr among journalists from welfare trust

The government has approved Tk 2.03 crore for distributing among journalists and their families from Bangladesh Journalist Welfare Trust (BJWT)

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 9:51 pm

PM to brief media on Germany visit Friday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address a press conference on Friday morning to brief the media about the outcome of her recent three-day visit to Munich, Germany

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 9:47 pm

Extend tax return filing deadline for companies: FBCCI

It wants the deadline to be extended until April 30

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 9:33 pm

US again vetoes UN Security Council push for Gaza ceasefire

The United States today again vetoed a draft United Nations Security Council resolution on the Israel-Hamas war, blocking a demand for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 9:33 pm

Indian official visit 'death knell' for island tribe

India's Droupadi Murmu's trip comes as fears grow a 6bn scheme could wipe out an indigenous tribe.

BBC 20 Feb 2024 9:27 pm

Global study quantifies rise in blood clots, heart inflammation following COVID-19 vaccination

The data set spanning 99 million people did not include patients from India; a majority of Indians were administered the ChAdOX1 or Covishield vaccines during the pandemic

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 9:12 pm

BELA serves legal notice to CoxDA, 8 authorities to stop hill cutting

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) has issued a legal notice to the Cox's Bazar Development Authority (CoxDA) and eight other authorities concerned to stop cutting hills and filling water bodies

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 9:10 pm

Dhaka trade fair logs Tk 392 crore in export orders

The month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair ends today

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 8:57 pm

Widodo asks ministries to prioritize press ad spending

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has asked his ministerial ranks, especially the Minister of Communication and ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 8:50 pm

Indonesia builds two underground stacked stations for MRT in Jakarta

Indonesia is building two underground stacked stations for mass rapid transit (MRT) in Jakarta. The stations are ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 8:34 pm

KPAI pushes building awareness on regulations to prevent violence

The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) has asked regional governments to intensify the dissemination of ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 8:30 pm

2 Ansarullah Bangla Team members arrested

Members of the Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU) of Bangladesh Police have arrested two members of the banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team from Gazipur and Jhalakathi

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 8:29 pm

7 BNPT programs seek to stem terrorism

The National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) has launched seven priority programs this year to build community ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 7:58 pm

Indonesia, Singapore discuss joint action to cut aviation emissions

Indonesian Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi and his Singaporean counterpart, Chee Hong Tat, discussed ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 7:45 pm

Jokowi says content creators exempt from new media regulation

President Joko Widodo stated on Tuesday that the presidential regulation on publishers rights will not apply to ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 7:32 pm

25th BCS Forum new committee elected

A 35-member committee has been elected of the 25th BCS Forum (all cadre) for the 2024-2025 term recently

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 7:32 pm

Nuha, Nuba separated after 15hr surgery

The sixth phase of surgery on Nuha and Nuba, who share a spine, was performed at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Medical University (BSMMU) from 9:00am on Monday

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 7:31 pm

Start-ups Challenged to Help Develop Carbon Capture Technology for Global Industrys Push to Net Zero

- A pioneering international programme, which brings together tech start-ups and leading manufacturers in the pursuit ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 7:16 pm

Drugs case against Pori Moni: HC to deliver verdict on trial proceedings Thursday

The High Court will deliver its verdict on Thursday on whether the trial proceedings of a narcotics case against film actress Pori Moni will run or not

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 7:10 pm

Ekhushey February: Many port city dwellers to pay tribute at makeshift Shaheed Minar

Civil society members in Chattogram have decided to pay tribute to the Language Martyrs of 1952 at a makeshift Shaheed Minar on February 21 to mark International Mother Language Day..They expressed disappointment over the design of the newly-built Shaheed Minar on KC Dey Road in the port c

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 7:02 pm

Indian SC overturns earlier result of Chandigarh poll, declares new mayor

Indias Supreme Court today overturned the result of the Chandigarh mayoral poll in which the BJP candidate had emerged an unlikely winner and declared defeated his AAP-Congress alliance rival Kuldeep Kumar as the citys new mayor

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 6:58 pm

President Jokowi signs publishers rights regulation

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has signed the Presidential Regulation on Publishers' Rights as a form of government ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 6:20 pm

Nation set to pay tributes to language martyrs tomorrow

The nation is set to observe Amar Ekushey, Language Martyr's Day (Shaheed Day) and International Mother Language Day tomorrow, marking the supreme sacrifice of the language heroes for upholding the dignity of mother tongue Bangla

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 5:58 pm

WHO, EU to help boost Indonesia's resilience against future pandemics

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Union (EU) have agreed to cooperate to strengthen Indonesia's ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 5:56 pm

Six thousand state apparatus to be transferred to Nusantara: Minister

Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Abdullah Azwar Anas revealed that only six thousand state civil ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 5:47 pm

Indonesia, Timor-Leste sign MoU to bolster cooperatives, MSMEs

Indonesia and Timor-Leste signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Tuesday, establishing bilateral cooperation to ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 5:37 pm

Preeti's death: Ashfaqul, wife denied bail

A Dhaka court today denied bail to The Daily Star executive editor and his wife in a case filed over the death of Preeti Urang, a teenage domestic worker who fell from their residential building in the capital's Mohammadpur on February 6

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 5:33 pm

DUET teacher among 2 killed in Gazipur road accident

Two people, including a teacher of Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET), were killed when a bus hit their motorcycle on the Tongi flyover in Kaderia area this afternoon

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 5:32 pm

Lake Toba F1 Powerboat race to coincide with AIC

The F1 Powerboat competition on March 23, 2024, at Lake Toba, North Sumatra, will take place concurrently with ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 5:26 pm

Rice stock sufficient to meet demand until Eid: Bulog

President director of the State Logistics Agency (Bulog), Bayu Krisnamurthi, said that his side is committed to ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 5:12 pm

OJK publishes 'Taxonomy for Indonesian Sustainable Finance

The Financial Services Authority (OJK) has published the Taxonomy for Indonesian Sustainable Finance (TKBI), which is a ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 4:53 pm

2 dead turtles wash ashore on Sonapara sea beach in Cox's Bazar

Two dead turtles of Olive Ridley species washed ashore on the Sonapara sea beach in Coxs Bazars Ukhiya upazila this morning

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 4:34 pm

Ton-up Tanzid cements playoff spot for Chattogram

Chattogram Challengers opener Tanzid Tamim notched up his maiden T20 hundred to power his side to a 65run win over Khulna Tigers in the Bangladesh Premier League in Chattogram on Tuesday.

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 4:33 pm

Spanish ambassador presents credentials to President Shahabuddin

The newly appointed Ambassador of Spain to Bangladesh Gabriel Maria Sistiaga Ochoa de Chinchetru today presented credentials to President Mohammed Shahabuddin at the Bangabhaban

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 4:33 pm

Naval exercises involving 57 countries can increase tourist visits

Bali Acting Governor Sang Made Mahendra Jaya welcomed the 5th Multilateral Naval Exercise (MNE) Komodo in Bali ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 4:31 pm

Awaiting BPOM, health standards on kratom export: Trade Ministry

Director general of national export development (PEN) at the Ministry of Trade, Didi Sumedi, said that standards are ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 4:27 pm

EU envoys pay homage to Language Movement martyrs

The European Union (EU) Delegation and all EU Member State embassies in Bangladesh today paid profound homage to the language martyrs ahead of February 21

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 4:24 pm

Supreme Court rolls out policies to restore public trust

Supreme Court (MA) Chief Justice Muhammad Syarifuddin on Tuesday informed that several policies have been launched and ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 3:57 pm

Marufa wins Cricinfo award for best WODI bowling performance 2023

Marufa claimed 4 for 29 against India at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on July 26 to help the hosts seal a 40-run win

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 3:52 pm

New Covid variant can infect even those with 2 vaccine doses: BSMMU

Vice-Chancellor Prof Sharfuddin Ahmed says after BSSMU conducts genome sequencing

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 3:43 pm

BP2MI announces new sectors for workers' placement in South Korea

The Indonesian Migrant Worker Protection Agency (BP2MI) declared several new sectors for the placement of Indonesian ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 3:39 pm

Water quality index improved in some areas: Ministry

Indonesia's Environment and Forestry Ministry highlighted an improvement in the water quality index (WQI) in 2023 ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 3:21 pm

Israel orders new evacuations in northern Gaza, where U.N. says 1 in 6 children are malnourished

Israel has ordered new evacuations from parts of Gaza City, an indication it still faces stiff resistance in areas it said were cleared weeks ago

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 3:13 pm

59 proxy Dakhil examinees detained in Naogaon

In a significant crackdown on academic fraud, 59 individuals posing as students were detained for attempting to take the Arabic-I test as impersonators during the ongoing Dakhil examination

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 3:00 pm

President Jokowi expects increased investment after peaceful elections

President Joko Widodo on Tuesday forecast an increase in capital and investment flow into Indonesia after the peaceful ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 2:50 pm

Baznas sends another humanitarian aid batch for Palestine via Egypt

Indonesia's National Alms Agency (Baznas) collaborated with the Egyptian philanthropic institution, Mishr Al-Kheir, ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 2:35 pm

Amar Ekushey teaches us not to bow our heads: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged countrymen to move ahead with heads held high as Amar Ekushey (February 21) taught them not to bow their heads

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 2:13 pm

Soybean oil prices to decrease by Tk 10 from March 1

Edible oil refiners said today that soybean oil price would be cut by Tk 10 a litre from March 1 to pass on the benefit of reduced duty and value-added tax to consumers

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 1:54 pm

Breakthroughs paramount to driving exports to non-traditional markets

Trade Minister Zulkifli Hasan accentuated the need for breakthroughs, skilled human resources (HR), and sufficient ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 1:48 pm

Afreen Akhter to become first US official to visit Dhaka since Jan 7 polls

US Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Afreen Akhter will arrive in Dhaka on a three-day visit on February 24, diplomatic sources confirmed today

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 1:44 pm

8 Bangladeshis identified among those who drowned in Mediterranean on Feb 14

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) revealed the identities of eight Bangladeshis who met a tragic fate while attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 1:34 pm

President Jokowi commends Supreme Court's internal reforms

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) lauded the internal reforms carried out by the Supreme Court (MA) to ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 1:23 pm

Minister Uno explores cooperation with Australian travel agencies

Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno met with travel agencies in Australia to explore cooperation to ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 1:15 pm

Rahul Gandhi resumes Yatra from old Cong bastion

Amethi used to be a Congress stronghold in Uttar Pradesh, where Rahul Gandhi lost to Smriti Irani by a margin of around 55,000 votes in the 2019 electionsreports Asian Lite... The post Rahul Gandhi resumes Yatra from old Cong bastion first appeared on India Daily Digital .

indiadailydigital 20 Feb 2024 12:45 pm

PTI, SIC Forge Alliance for Parliamentary Seats

Gohar Ali Khan stated that the agreement with the SIC had been reached with consensus and received the approval of PTI founder Imran Khanreports Asian Lite News Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)... The post PTI, SIC Forge Alliance for Parliamentary Seats first appeared on India Daily Digital .

indiadailydigital 20 Feb 2024 12:42 pm

PM confers Ekushey Padak to 21 eminent citizens

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today conferred the Ekushey Padak 2024 to 21 eminent personalities in recognition of their outstanding contributions in various fields

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 12:33 pm

Aide says Mahathir is conscious, dismisses claim he is in critical condition

Malaysia's former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is conscious and not in critical condition, says his close aide, refuting claims on social media

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 12:19 pm

Publishers' rights regulation to bolster media industry: Minister

Communication and Informatics Minister Budi Arie Setiadi stated that the publishers rights regulation is the ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 12:15 pm

Farmers to resume Delhi march over crop prices

Leaders of protesting farmers have turned down a government proposal on guaranteed prices for some crops.

BBC 20 Feb 2024 12:06 pm

Empowering Communities - Summit Planners launches Will Planning Seminars for the members of the public

According to a survey by the Asia Estate Planning Association (AEPA) andSingapore Universityof Social ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 11:58 am

India farmers reject govt proposal, to resume march to Delhi tomorrow

Farmers' unions protesting at the Punjab-Haryana border yesterday rejected the Indian government's proposal to buy pulses, maize and cotton in unlimited quantity at minimum support price (MSP) for five years, saying it was not in their interest and that they would resume their march towards Delhi tomorrow as part of the agitation.

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 11:55 am

Sagira Morshed murder: Verdict deferred till March 13

A Dhaka court today deferred until March 13 the delivery of the judgement in the Sagira Morshed murder case filed 34 years ago

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 11:53 am

Navigating the Automotive Digital Highway: Yana Automotive Solution

Technosoft Automotive, a leading provider of cutting-edge automotive solutions, is thrilled to announce the ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 11:50 am

Mars Wrigley Strengthens Asia's Growth Ambition with Two Senior Executive Appointments

Mars Wrigley, a global leader in the treats and snacks category and a business division of Mars Incorporated, has ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 11:45 am

FWD Insurance Berhad and Bank Simpanan Nasional sign distribution agreement and strengthen relationship

FWD Insurance Berhad (FWD Insurance) and Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) have signed a distribution agreement ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 11:36 am

Suspicious transaction, activity reports in banks up 65% in FY23

Suspicious transaction and activity reporting shot up 65 percent year-on-year to 14,106, with 91 percent of the reports filed by scheduled banks, according to the annual report of BFIU

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 11:33 am

Indulge in Style: Loft Home Offers Great Deals on Dining Tables for a Grand CNY Feast

In anticipation of the joyous and festive Chinese New Year season,Loft Home, a distinguished homegrown furniture ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 11:31 am

The best Mini PC under $2000: the GEEKOM A7 takes pre-orders now

As one of the leading brands in the mini PC industry,GEEKOM has released lots of premium products in the last ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 11:26 am

CICC Attends the 17th Asian Financial Forum

OnJanuary 24th, 2024, the two-day 17th Asian Financial Forum 2024 (AFF), co-organised by the Hong Kong Special ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 11:20 am

Luxury ecotourism in Saudi Arabia takes a major step forward with Zardun

Luxury ecotourism inSaudi Arabiahas taken a major step forward with the announcement of Zardun, an ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 11:16 am

Argentina's poverty levels hit 57% of population, a 20-year high in January, study finds

The findings unleashed accusations between Argentina's former Vice-President Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner and the government of President Javier Milei.

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 11:14 am

Govt to expedite SPHP rice distribution to maintain price stability

The government will speed up the distribution of relatively lower priced rice under the Food Supply and Price ...

Antara News 20 Feb 2024 10:04 am

Dhakas air unhealthy, 5th worst in the world this morning

Dhaka has ranked fifth on the list of cities worldwide with the worst air quality this morning

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 9:50 am